MUMBAI—The makers of the four remakes of Kangana Ranaut’s “Queen” – “Butterfly” (Kannada), “Queen Once Again” (Telugu), “Paris Paris” (Tamil) and “Zam Zam” (Malayalam) despite inclement weather, have completed the shooting schedules in France for their films simultaneously.
Shot in the beautiful beachside town of Fréjuz, located in the South of France, the cast and crew experienced cold climatic conditions with the temperature dropping on a daily basis. But the weather never dampened their spirit for their energy levels were always on an all-time high.
Produced by Mediente, the makers of the films have chosen four leading South actresses to make this a grand project and reach out to a wider audience. Parul Yadav, leading actress in the Kannada version and co-producer of all, stated, “I loved that the protagonist elevates herself with each step she takes, even while staying real and funny. The idea of a South remake cropped up as I walked out of the theatre the day I watched it. It has taken us a while to plan the four remakes, and I’m excited to be co-producing this important film.”
Tamannaah Bhatia (“Queen Once Again”) also added, “‘Queen’ was a different film from the word go – the essence of which was a sense of humor in every situation in life. I wished this film would be made in the South because it has that kind of potential. I am glad to be part of one version. I am in love with France. It is a dream place to shoot at and a dream film to shoot.”
“The lead character is relevant to so many women and portraying it is the need of the hour. Heartbreaks are very common. I love the underlying emotions that come across in the scenes. I am glad that talented actresses are playing this role in different versions and taking this story to more people,” added Kajal Aggarwal, who is doing the film’s Tamil remake, “Paris Paris.”
Manjima Mohan, who will be seen in the Malayalam version of the remake titled “Zam Zam,” added, “In addition to the expectations that people have from all the four remakes of ‘Queen,’ there are expectations about what we four actresses bring to the table. We have added interesting nuances to each of our characters that will relate to people in our states. The story will continue to inspire.”
The makers of the film have roped in Amit Trivedi for the music of all four films. Commenting on the same, Trivedi added, “I began working on this project recently. It is too early to comment on the music, but it won’t be the same as the original. The music will be influenced by the languages. The approach may be the same since it is a remake, but the treatment will differ.”